5 days, 11 films, 22 screenings and 5,000 attendees! Back by popular demand, the Santa Barbara International Film Festival is thrilled to present the 3rd edition of The Wave Film Festival featuring French cinema, set for July 15-19 at the historic Riviera Theatre in Santa Barbara.
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Dates for the 31st SBIFF announced

The Santa Barbara International Film Festival has announced dates for its 31st year. The festival will kick off on Wednesday, February 3rd, and will run through Saturday, February 13, 2016.

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Audience Award Winner announced for The Wave Film Festival

SBIFF’s second annual “Wave Film Festival” concluded on Sunday with Ernesto Daranas’ Behavior (Conducta) from Cuba winning the Audience Award sponsored by the Santa Barbara Independent. This second edition highlighted eleven brand new Spanish and Latin American films from the following countries: Mexico, Brazil, Argentina, Colombia, Uruguay, Cuba and Spain with three from the Basque region.

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2015 Film Awards announced!

The 30th Annual Santa Barbara International Film Festival, presented by UGG Australia, announced the winners of the 2015 festival competition at a Press Conference and Brunch Saturday morning at the Fess Parker – A Doubletree by Hilton Resort. The festival’s 30th edition proved once again that SBIFF consistently presents truly exceptional films, spanning many genres, generations and topics and even surpassed years past. This year we welcomed more filmmakers and attendees than ever before, and provided a fare that was embraced and celebrated by cinephiles from around the globe.

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